Organization, privacy and security are all extremely important elements of any business, and none more so than in businesses that deal with big data. The server room acts as a secure fortress within which servers, routers, cables and other devices that store and process vital information are guarded. Protection and maintenance of servers requires the thoughtful planning and execution of complex protocols designed to ensure maximum security and efficiency. The design of the server room itself is one of the most important factors in achieving those goals.
The loss or theft of even a single backup disk is potentially catastrophic. When setting up a server room, most businesses prefer rack mount servers because they take up less space and can be locked into closed racks and bolted to the floor. To securely store documentation, backup disks, peripherals and other equally important items, lockable rack drawers with up to 2000 cubic inches of storage space can be mounted directly onto the server rack.
Efficient workspaces are organized, free of clutter, and contain all the necessary tools to do the job. Nowhere is organization, and safety, more important than in a server room. The noise level and the temperature required for cooling makes server rooms less than hospitable for servers’ human caretakers. A server room is definitely not the place for hunting and gathering. Ensuring that all necessary manuals, backup disks, handheld devices and other tools are easily accessible allows your IT experts to perform their magic as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Customers have an expectation of privacy and that their personal information will be protected. Studies show that employees feel much the same way, and that having a private storage space makes them feel more comfortable, safe, and respected. Assuming responsibility for maintaining the contents of that space, including documentation, also means being able to take credit where credit is due. Since human employees occasionally take vacations and servers must be maintained in their absence, documentation is vital.